To lose or shed skin, bark, or other covering.
To remove the scalp (part of the head from where the hair grows), by brutal act or accident.
The definition of excoriate is to chafe, abrade or wear off the skin.
To express disapproval of (something done or said); censure
To blame or scold in a sharp way; reprimand
To express strong disapproval of or criticize severely, especially in an official capacity:
To attack violently, as with blows or military force; assault.
To act on in a detrimental way; cause harm to:
To rub (on or against)
To judge disapprovingly; find fault (with); censure
To thresh with a flail
(Informal) To steal from by fraud; swindle
To strike against with force or violence:
To cover with a skin or a similar layer:
To crack or snap (e.g. a whip).
To break or damage the thread of (a nut, bolt, or screw) or the teeth of (a gear)
To strike, as with a strap or rod; lash; beat
(Intransitive) To break out in blisters.
To defeat soundly in a fight, contest, etc.
(Botany) To slit or soften the outer coat of seeds in order to speed germination.
To go or move at a very fast, often excessively fast rate.
(Sports & Games) To achieve or gain in a game or contest:
To afflict with severe or widespread suffering and devastation; ravage.
To strike or beat with the force and sound of a slap:
(Card games) To defeat by winning all the tricks of a deal or a hand.
Praise is defined as to give someone approval, or to thank God.
Find another word for flay. In this page you can discover 41 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for flay, like: peel, scalp, excoriate, reprove, castigate, rebuke, censure, assail, attack, chafe and criticize.